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Types of camping in New Zealand


New Zealand is the country of campsites, here you’ll find a quality infrastructure to enable you to spend a comfortable night in your motorhome.

See below for an overview of the various possibilities for your stay.
 
 

Okay2Stay


Okay2stay is a unique taste and travel experience for motorhome travellers who want to enjoy New Zealand’s award-winning food and wine.  Small local producers such as vineyards, olive growers, artisan cheesemakers, boutique breweries, berry and lavender growers and many more, welcome you to park overnight on their properties - safely, legally and free of charge. There are over a hundred hosts to choose from throughout NZ.
On sign-up, you will be sent your personal login details for full access to the Okay2stay website with host details including photos, online on your tablet, smartphone or laptop. Custom maps make it easy to sort and ‘favourite’ hosts as well as to save details to PDF for viewing offline. Seek out and plan your own ‘real food’ adventure with Okay2stay. Note ; Only vehicles with shower and toilet in the vehicle are able to use the membership.

Membership just $45 - click here to join

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Camping DOC

DOC is the Department of Conservation in New Zealand. They offer basic campsites (often just a shower and toilet) but located in national parks. Prices vary depending on the campsite, they can be from NZ$0 to NZ$20. Often you’re asked to make a small donation in the form of a payment in a "honesty box" (box at the entrance of the park where you make your donation.)

 

DOC Campsite Pass

The DOC camping pass is available to purchase through DetourNZ.

*Please note : The pass can only be used for hired motorhomes and campervans (self contained and non self contained vehicles) - not available to privately owned vehicles.

It gives you access to over 90 DOC campsites across New Zealand.
Pay for an average of 3 nights, stay up to 7 nights on the same pass. (7nights must be consecutive) at one or many different campsites. There is no limit on how many passes you purchase. Please make sure you purchase the correct passes for the amount of people travelling.

There are 3 options for the weekly campsite pass.
Click below to purchase your preferred pass.

(Note: a $2.50 delivery charge will apply for non DetourNZ customers.)

Single (one adult) = $25.00

Double (two adults) = $50.00

Family (two adults + two children*/youth between 5-17yrs) = $75.00

*children under 5 are free.

There are a few exceptions for where you can't use the pass:
*Serviced Campsites
*Powered Campsite
*Campsites that are on the DOC online booking system
*Great walk campsites

Click here for a list of included campsites

For detailed information on DOC campsites dowload the PDFs below:
DOC campsites - North Island
DOC campsites - South Island
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Kiwis Holiday Parks and Top10

Kiwi Holiday Parks and Top10 are chains of conventional campsites (over 100 across the country). TheTop10 campsites offer very high quality amenities with a very good infrastructure (between 4 and 5 stars). You will often find games facilities and a pool, ...

Ideal for families, at these campsites you can enjoy electricity in your motorhome (for DVDs, microwave, ...) for maximum comfort.

Kiwi  Holiday Parks are a little less luxurious (between 3 and 4 stars), very well equipped, but lacking in certain comforts.
 
With DetourNZ, you can buy a Kiwi Holiday Park card for $30 and use it throughout your trip to receive 10% discount on every Kiwi Holiday Parks you stay in.
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Wheelaway Holidays

Wheelaway is an information and online booking website for the majority campsites in NZ. If you know in advance where and when you want to stay it allows you to book all your nights at one time.
 
By booking your motorhome or camper with DetourNZ, you will receive a 10% discount on over 200 campsites in New Zealand when booking your campsites with the Wheelaway website.
 

To receive your 10% discount make sure you login to your members page on the DetourNZ website and click on the wheelaway advert. You will see the DetourNZ discount shown on the final payment page (if not please contact us!).

 



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CamperMate

Travel Smart with CamperMate the application of essential travel to New Zealand. Get locations of public toilets, dump stations, campsites, free wifi, supermarkets and much more and when you are in New Zealand.

Download the FREE APP here...
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Freedom Camping

The law is more strict regarding freedom camping. Campers are no longer entitled to freedom camp and bans are becoming more numerous.

However, freedom camping remains okay with your self contained motorhome (eg you have a toilet and shower in your vehicle). Just make sure as their are still some restricted areas but these will be sign posted. Download the campermate app if you need these while you are on the road.

You can easily find beautiful small remote areas to spend your night beside a lake or near a mountain. A pleasure in its purest form!

However, we ask you to take all your rubbish with you if you are camping. New Zealand is a clean green country and it would be nice we all respect that, thank you in advance.

 
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